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The room gets a lot of light in the afternoons.
Light from the street lamps was shining through a gap in the curtains.
The clouds parted and a single beam of light fell on the church.
The house could be clearly seen by the light of the moon.
It's harder when you keep standing in my light.
I could see a light in the window of the farmhouse.
Could somebody put the light on?
I turned the lights off and shut the door.
Lights were coming on in the street.
The light flickered and went out.
A red warning light comes on when the brake fluid is low.
It was an incident that made me see him in a completely different light.
Most of the articles about the dispute showed the mayor in a very bad light.
This is the American English definition of light. View British English definition of light.
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